I discovered these Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Cups (CCCC cups for short) years ago from a childhood friend that made them for a holiday gathering. I was hooked. How can you not love two of the best desserts put together in one amazing cup!
These chocolate chip cookie cheesecake cups are exactly what it sounds. A chocolate chip cookie bottom, layered with cheesecake filling, topped with fruit or a pie filling.
These are always a hit in our house and for any gatherings or dinner parties. You can customize the topping to fit any occasion, holiday, or celebration. See my suggestions below.
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- This will make 24 cups, so that you will need two sets of regular cupcake pans
- 24 cupcake liners
- Stand or hand mixer
- Batter dispenser (optional)
- 1 pack of chocolate chip cookie dough – 24 count
- 2 pack of cream cheese for a total of 16 oz – room temperature
- 1 can of sweeten condensed milk 14 oz
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 can of cherry or blueberry pie filling
1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Line cupcake pans with liners.
3. Break cookie dough squares apart and put one in each cupcake liner.
4. Bake cookie dough for 10 – 12 minutes or until cookie has spread to edge of the cup
5. Combine cream cheese, condensed milk, eggs, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat and mix ingredients until smooth.
6. Once you remove cookie dough from the oven, pour about 3 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture over each cookie cup. If you have a batter dispenser, you can use that to distribute the mixture.
7. Return back into the oven and bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until set.
8. Let chocolate chip cookie cheesecake cups cool completely. Top each cup with about a tablespoon of pie filling.
9. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
The pie filling goes really well with the chocolate chip cookie cheesecake cup. I have used raspberry jam instead when I couldn’t get my hands on a can of pie filling last minute. Since jam is a bit sweeter, I use a little less on each cup.
You can definitely play around with the toppings to customize it for the occasion, celebration, or holiday you are making it for. Here are some suggestions:
- fresh fruit
- candy corns
- candy hearts
- pieces of peppermint bark
- mini candy canes
- seasonal Hershey kisses
- mini candy-covered chocolate Easter eggs
Making Ahead and Storing
You can definitely make these ahead of time. Make the chocolate chip cookies cheesecake cup a day or two before you want to serve it. Add toppings to the cups the day of or at least an hour before serving to give it time to set in the refrigerator.
Keep the cups in a covered container like a casserole dish with a lid. This will prevent the cups from absorbing any other flavors or odor roaming around inside your fridge.
Have a great topping idea? Share with us in comments below.
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P. S. Check out Simple Tips for Creating a Grazing Table and add these chocolate chip cheesecake cups to it for your next gathering.